Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2008-02-061
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i V Th(; business -, of basketball f " ): '7."" . Seepage 4 Webeii State University A: .W i X 7 1 IV ' i hi . vi W ! .h: Retail:.'; r r ) i k3 JL rzLJT: mow pafes Totals exceed expectations By Kellen McAffee sr. news writer I The Signpost The good news: Snowfall totals continue to break records across the state, making skiers and the drought-conscious happy. The bad news: The benefits could be short-term in the face of global warming. Some area ski resorts are actively combating the issue while others are content to hope for the best. Currently snow pack totals are above average for most of the state. The Weber basin is at about 10 percent above normal while areas of southeastern Utah are 59 percent above normal according to the National Resources Conservation Service. The agency keeps stations throughout the state monitoring down to the minute. James Provence, an employee for the Weber State University Wilderness Recreation Center (WRC), said rentals of snowshoes, cross-country skis and alpine skis have been high and skiers are "stoked" for the snow this year. Marc Paulsen, marketing director for Powder Mountain, said skier visits are at a higher count f Voters cast their votes at the his or her political party. Award oomioaS r n WSU models ceremony By Becky Rigby correspondent 1 The Signpost This year is the Crystal Crest's 26 anniversary at Weber State University. University students, staff, faculty and administration created Crystal Crest to recognize and celebrate individuals and organizations in the areas of scholarship, talent, leadership, achievement and instruction. Each committee is co-chaired by one student and a faculty or staff member. "Next to Homecoming, this is one of few traditions at Weber State University," Nancv Collinwood, than at this time last year, despite a slow start to the year which began about three weeks later than they had hoped. Many WSU students ski and work at Powder Mountain, according to Paulsen. Paulsen said he was not concerned about the prospect of global warming for the future of the resort. "I'm not that concerned." Paulson said. "I believe that we go in cycles, and we're in another cycle. Our resort center is at 8250 feet, which is much higher than other resorts. We think our elevation is high enough we won't have to worry about it." Powder Mountain is unique in that much of its terrain is actually lower than the resort center. A quick calculation subtracting the advertised "vertical drop" of 2500 feet from the peak elevation of 9105 feet gives 6605 feet above sea level as the lowest terrain at the mountain. Snowbasin has runs starting as high as 9450 feet. Dee Events Center on Tuesday. Tuesday's vote could determine the nomination of a candidate by n WSU Director of Student Involvement & Leadership said. "This wonderful tradition was born out of a desire to honor members of the Weber State community who have distinguished themselves." The awards for the Crystal Crest ceremony are Friend of Students, Master Teacher, Volunteer Service, Wildcat Achievement, Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Male Athlete of the Year, Female Athlete of the Year, Talent of the Year, Scholar of the Year, Personality of the Year and Registered Organization of the Year. "This is a remarkable program which takes countless hours of true team effort to culminate on one !7 r ; of' A pedestrian shares the road at Weber State University by the Stromberg Gym. Narrow roads and un-shoveled sidewalks make walking difficult because of unexpected snow levels. Paulsen indicated that global snows," Paulsen said. "A little bit of any snowmaking. warming could actually be a warming will give us actually more While December was the fourth' benefit to the resort by generating snow." wettest on record according to more precipitation. Powder Mountain is the only "The colder it is the less it resort in the state that does not use See Snow page 5 n magical night," Collinwood said. "With the event being at the end of the year it is hard to recognize all the members of the team, because once the event is over, the very next week is graduation and on to many other responsibilities and celebrations." Ryan Jessen, WSU a political science and English major, has been involved with the Crystal Crest Awards for two years. Last year he was invited to help usher the VIP guests to their seats as well as escort them to the stage when it was their turn to present. "My favorite thing about the awards is that it allows faculty and students a night to be recognized for all the hard work that goes unnoticed day to day," Jessen said. "But thev should get the 101 ' r! 1 I 1 lV ,u - PHOTO BY TKICIA GfcKRARL) IHt HCNPOST recognition because it is those people who help to make our school and community a better place." Jessen said one of his favorite tilings about the awards is seeing adiletes in clothes other than their jerseys or workout clothes. "They get dressed up a little nicer," Jessen said. Weberalumnus Nathan Longwas the 2005 winner of the Male Athlete of die Year Award. He said the best part of the award was having people he has never met congratulate him in random places. "It just shows how much the surrounding community supports the university,",Long said. This awards ceremony has brought Weber State University See Crest page 5 ET 2d 1l n 1 lyJlLcS'jL! U t ' i : W HHOIO BY EJKICE KELSCH JhL SIGNPOST Business plan pays off By Alyson Robinett correspondent I The Signpost On Saturday, the Weber Entrepreneur Association held their Executive Summary Challenge in the Shepherd Union Building, giving a prize of $2,000 to Weber State University entrepreneurs Casey Elliott and Jared Hales. 150 applicants entered the challenge and eight finalist teams were invited to participate in the event. The finalists gathered in an SUB ballroom for a luncheon, each team's entrepreneurial' proposal and most importantly, awards. Contestants were given five minutes to pitch their idea and five minutes to answer questions asked to them by the judges. Those judging the competition consisted of five local professionals that are entrepreneurs themselves, including Dave Norton, co-founder of Iomega, and Jerry Ropelato, founder and CEO of TopTenReviews.com. Michael Anderson, a junior in business administration at WSU expressed his anxiousness beforehand. "I'm nervous every time I let one of my creative children out of my body," Anderson said. One of the finalists had never participated in a competition like this before. "This is the first time I've done something. like this," finalist Ryan Hatch said. "I just saw a flier advertising it on the wall in the business building and thought it was worth a shot." Proposals included a wide variety of ideas: a web design site for personal or business use, an environmentally friendly shipping company that would use alternatives to fossil fuels, a Spanish translation company, a business to provide parts of China with English teachers, and a record label company. Jared Hales and Casey Elliott, first-place winners in the competition, proposed a new device they called PEST (Personal Session clarified SSTUREIIT Rj i)W u EG By Lynn Wilde news editor. I The Signpost Confusion in the bylaws were clarified at the Weber State University Student Senate meeting on Monday. In the past, a senate session was defined as a school year. Consequently, a bill that was defeated in the senate couldn't be re-introduced until the next year. However, Zach Jones, a parliamentarian seeking ratification from the senate, said that if the session is not defined in the bylaws, then each session starts anew each time the senate meets, according to "Robert's Rules of Order." Currently, there is no session definition in the bylaws. Because of the clarification of a session, old bills can be reintroduced in the school year, at any following meeting. Residence Hall Senator Mike Koefed took advantage of the rule and dusted off a previous bill he introduced that failed to get' 23-majority vote. The bill, called the Voter See Vote page 5 Emergency Signal Transmitter), a device for outdoorsman to wear in case of an emergency. The device has motion sensor and would sound if it didn't sense any motion; for example, if the user was unconscious or unable to activate it. It would also be cost-efficient and easy to use. Hales and Elliott hope to save outdoorsman who may be stuck in an avalanche, fallen while rock climbing or are just endangered in their outdoor activities. Hales and Elliott will automatically make it to the top 25 in the state competition - Utah Entrepreneur Challenge. A WSU senior in marketing and a member of the Weber Entrepreneur Association, Elliot played a major role in organizing this event. "It's basically a practice run for the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, where the first place winner gets $40,000," Elliott said. "The WEA (Weber Entrepreneur Association) ExecutiveSummaryChallengeonly requires an executive summary, which is an overview summarizing the key points of your plan, but the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge requires the full business plan that includes your plans in marketing, financing, revenue, things like that." Chelsea Geer and Troy Larsen, the second place team, won $700 by proposing a company called Appeals Specialists, which would audit insurance claims. Third-place winner Peter Owen won a $300 prize by proposing a web site called ridingstyle.com, where skiers and snowboarders can buy tickets, plan trips, and local businesses can advertise. The club is not just for business majors. "People from any major can join the Weber Entrepreneur Association," said Peter Owen, a WSU business administration major, "we meet every week at the Davis Campus." Anyone can apply for the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge via www. uec.utah.com until February 14, 2008. Comment on this story at wsusignpost.com. .Si. ...
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2008-02-06, Vol. 78, No. 61|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University|
|Description||Weber's current student newspaper, the Signpost, first appeared on September 29, 1937. For two years prior to that time, campus news was disseminated via announcements posted on a bulletin board known as the "Signpost". As a result, the masthead of the first issue of the paper itself featured a rudimentary wooden sign with the title spelled out in rustic-looking letters. Over the years the paper has been published continuously, though the look, size and style has changed several times.|
|Subject||College student newspapers and periodicals; Weber State University|
|Publisher Digital||Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Source||University Archives LD5893.W55 S5, Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|